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Black Rainbow (1989)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  5 December 1991 (USA)
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Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a ... See full summary »

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Martha Travis
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Walter Travis
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Gary Wallace
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Lloyd Harley
Ron Rosenthal ...
Lieutenant Irving Weinberg
John Bennes ...
Ted Silas
Linda Pierce ...
Mary Kuron
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Tom Kuron
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Mrs. Adams
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Editor, Geoff McBain (as Ed L. Grady)
Jon Thompson ...
Jack Callow
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Eva Callow
Darla N. Warner ...
Shirley Harley
Christopher L. Gray ...
Choirmaster
Lucy Williams ...
Choirlady
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Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom isn't dead... yet. And Martha not only knows he will die, she also knows who killed him. And the murderer knows she knows... Written by Yuval Kfir <yuval.kfir@Indigo.co.il>

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Between the known and the unknown is a spectrum of terror that only she can see. See more »

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Arco Iris Negro  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Rosanna Arquette's younger sister, Patricia Arquette would also play a psychic in the hit NBC crime drama series Medium. See more »

Quotes

Martha Travis: Men lie with me, not to me!
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

HE'S SO WONDERFUL
Lyrics by Barry Mason
Composed by Christopher L. Gray
Performed by Lucy Williams
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Worthwhile Viewing!
18 May 2005 | by (Tampa, FL United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a film everyone would enjoy. It takes a poke at an old and established con game -- for want of a more precise term, fake mediumship -- and then stands it on its head.

Spoilers follow.

Before an audience in a mining town, Arquette's character tells various audience members of their losses, while the victims are still alive! She's proved to be wrong, and then, later, the persons die in the manner she describes. This happens more than once. Had she been a local lady, she might have been a murder suspect, or possibly hanged as a witch.

The story builds slowly, and each incident just throws another log on the fire, making the atmosphere murkier and more mysterious. The film opens ambiguously and ends the same way.

As noted before, not for every taste. But for those with the appropriate taste buds, the taste of this is rich and flavorful.


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